The village is about 8 miles southwest of Leicester, in the Blaby District of Leicestershire. The civil parish covers an area of 893 acres and nearby places include Stoney Stanton, Broughton Astley, Huncote and Narborough.
Arbor Road and Broughton Road run from the B4114 (Fosse Way) into the village and Huncote Road runs towards the village of Huncote which lies to the other side of Croft Hill. The village comprises a mix of house types of various ages, factories and shops. The village has a primary school, parish church and public house. Croft Quarry occupies a site at the end of the older part of the village.
Convenience shopping and leisure facilities are available in the village which include a Post Office, News Agent, Chinese Takeway and a Public House. Within a 10-minute drive, wider facilities are available at Fosse Park and Meridian Shopping, Entertainment and Business Centre.
At the time of writing, Croft has a nursery school, as well as a Church of England Primary School with Brockington College at Enderby offering education for the 11 – 14 age group and Lutterworth College catering for the 14 – 18 age group.
Being a rural area, there are ample footpaths, bridleways, and cycle routs in the area. Within a 10-minute drive there is an array of further leisure facilities catering for most interests.
Croft is approximately 3 miles from Junction 21of the M1\M69 motorway network for travel north, south and west, and a rail link to Leicester and Birmingham is available at nearby Narborough Station.
Croft Hill stands 128m high rising up the Soar flood-plain and stands out as an isolated landmark almost at the physical centre of England. The hill provides several habitats including broad leaved woodland, scrub land, acidic grassland and two other distinct areas of grassland. It is an important area in view of the variety of flora, fauna, birds, and butterflies which inhabit or visit at various times of the year.